Used 2002 Dodge Stratus Consumer Reviews - 120 Car Reviews | Edmunds

Consumer Reviews

2002 Dodge Stratus

View reviews for a specific Stratus model:

sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
i love my little sports car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By courtney
on

Vehicle

2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

i love my little sports car. I fell in love with it the first time that I drove it and knew I had to have it. It has the perfect amount of get up and go and can get you in lots of trouble if you're not careful. Knock on wood that I have not had any trouble since I bought it. Now that I have gotten married I need a bigger car but I just can not stand the thought of someone else getting my baby. If I could I would keep it as my little run around car. Also I was told that I would not get better than 25 mpg on the highway. Well my little silver sports car fooled them. I get 31 mpg. I am very satisfied.


Best Features

My favorite features are it has a 5 speed manual transmission, lots of power to get you where you need to go in a hurry. The outside is wonderful. People always comment on how fine my car is, and well really I love everything about it.


Worst Features

I do not really think it needs any improvements.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Great car, bad tranny.
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Tim
on

Vehicle

2002 Dodge Stratus ES 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

After 5 years and over 100,000 miles this has proven to be a surprisingly comfortable and reliable car in general, and it has even aged very well. I've replaced niggling stuff like the wiper arms and washer nozzle, but everything else has held up. It's very easy on brakes and tires (each replaced only once in 100,000 miles), and the engine has always been smooth and quiet and required no unscheduled maintenance at all. The scary part is the most expensive part of the car. The transmission has been the leakiest I've ever seen in my life! It has leaked from day one and after replacing $1000 worth of hydrolic hoses and modules it has a bad leak again!


Best Features

Almost everything about the car is very nice, if not spectacular, for its price range.


Worst Features

The tranny leaks like a 1968 Chevy with rotted gaskets. I don't think it has ever stopped leaking since I've owned the car, even after spending a ton of money in leak repairs. Dash rattles. Low, prominent nose scrapes on everything larger than a pebble.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

I loved it, just a couple minor issues.
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Chris Jensen
on

Vehicle

2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I bought one of the first cars available. I loved the muscle car look. I buy my cars probably 75% on appearance first and go from there. The Dodge Stratus R/T has been fun to drive and still is. As far as problems in my fourth year as a Florida resident (heat) my dash started cracking in 3 spots and continues to worse all the time. The turning radius is awful with all the U-turns required in Florida. Front bumper catches on parking curbs constantly almost ripping it up. Other than these minor issues the rest of the car has been awesome and at that time in my life would do over again.


Best Features

Muscle car look to it. Rear wheel drive would have been perfect and fun to drive aggresive.


Worst Features

Improve turning radius. Match Mitsubishi warranty. Add a convertible model and ditch the 4-door model.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Awesome Car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By JOVANNA
on

Vehicle

2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This is the best car I have driven when it comes to speed and curves. Had a little trouble with the clutch after 36,000 miles. Got it repossesed, regret that and can't wait to get another one.


Best Features

Exterior and engine


Worst Features

Interior, too much plastic


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Nice look
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By cm1212
on

Vehicle

2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I've had my R/T for 3 years. Only problem I had was bad rotors and my auto dimmer rearview mirror (just started disappearing) and the the wiring for the mirror is loose somewhere. But other than that it's been a great car and looks good!


Best Features

Styling, sound, dependable


Worst Features

Fix the problem with the rotors and rearview mirror. Also give an option for heated leather seats!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT